CHOICES In the News

April 18, 2014 - by Carlos Martinez

Girls Basketball Team Gets Life Lesson - On Monday, April 14, the Catalina Islanders girls city basketball team took a course on how to be a healthy athlete and not get caught up in peer pressure. They were asked a series of questions regarding drugs and alcohol and what their own personal thoughts were.

November 22, 2013 - The Catalina Islander - by Dennis Kaiser

Meet Judy Hibbs: A dynamo in service to her community Many a wise administrator has learned to live by the words that say, “If you want something done, ask a busy man.” These days they might also ask a busy woman, as is the case with Judy Hibbs of Avalon. 

November 1, 2013 - The Catalina Islander - by Charles Kelly

Kids pack Skate Park for Pollard Approximately 200 students attended an Oct. 23 performance by a professional skateboarder at Avalon’s Skate Park, according to the commander of the Avalon Sheriff’s Station. The performance was part of the fall kick-off of the Avalon Sheriff’s Station’s Youth Activities League. The initial kick off event was held at Avalon School.

October 4, 2013 - The Catalina Islander - Staff Report

CHOICES Continues Positive Programs - Since 2002 CHOICES (Citizens Helping Our Island Children End Substance-Abuse) has led important recreational, educational and intervention programs at Avalon Schools and in the community. Continuing Care Specialist Rhonda Kalish is the current coordinator of CHOICES and she works with a committed group of educators, health care professional and civic leaders.

May 17, 2013 - The Catalina Islander - Staff Report

CHOICES Gets Boost In Funding - Catalina CHOICES’ efforts to fund and continue its programs got a shot in the arm last week when Southern California Edison stepped up and donated $5,000 to the cause.

May 3, 2013 - The Catalina Islander - by Dennis Kaiser

CHOICES Kicks Off Fundraiser - Catalina’s CHOICES, the long-running program aimed at keeping young people in Avalon from making poor decisions about drugs, alcohol and other pressures of their age and environment, is continuing to struggle financially.

April 12, 2013 - The Catalina Islander - by Dennis Kaiser

CHOICES Struggles to Stay Afloat - Catalina’s CHOICES program that worked for more than a decade to keep Avalon’s youth on the straight path, free of substance abuse, continues to circle its financial wagons. With the recent loss of a major annual donation of about $40,000, the non-profit program has been struggling to stay afloat and continue offering the services it provides.

March, 2 2013 - The Catalina Islander - by Dennis Kaiser

CHOICES Sets Strategy Meeting Catalina CHOICES (Citizens Helping Our Island Children End Substance Abuse) has a big challenge to face in its mission to help the youth of Avalon.